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Microsoft has announced some significant changes to its cloud offerings, starting with a major change in how it markets its software tools and services to consumers. Office 365, which is the name of the subscription software as service -- that was once standalone Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Outlook -- is going away, as of April 21. It will be replaced by new Microsoft 365 plans for consumers. The Microsoft 365 plans will include offerings for both individuals and families. Family plans will cover up to six people in the same household. Pricing starts at $6.90 per month for individuals and $9.99 per month for families. This pricing is the same as it is for current Office... Read more...
Microsoft is really looking to take the fight to Slack with its Teams collaboration tool. For those not in the know, Microsoft Teams is a platform for chatting, file sharing and video/audio calls (among other things) aimed at business users. In addition, Teams offers excellent integration with other Microsoft products including the ever-popular Office suite and Skype.  However, one area where Teams has come up short compared to Slack is when it comes to a free option. A free tier is critical for Teams to gain acceptance with small businesses, and it is a way to give customers a small "taste" of what to expect with the platform and entice to them with a larger feature-set with the paid options.... Read more...